Why Does God Put Up With It?
I’m still teaching Revelation and I have to say I asked myself, why does God go through all of this? In the end, why will Satan be allowed to rule, then be removed, then come back until he is finally disposed of for good?
I think on a smaller scale, looking back at when the Israelites wanted a king “like the other nations.” God didn’t want them to have a king. He was supposed to be their only ruler. But He let them have one – Saul, who was awful.
They had to see for themselves. We were given free will, with all of its consequences, so we would know for ourselves that God’s way is best and come to Him freely.